The historic city of Southampton is much more than just a cruise stop or shopping destination. Its appeal lies in its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, superb art and heritage attractions, lively events programme and of course the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location.
A picturesque route running through the heart of the New Forest. Hop off for beautiful hikes through the Forest, strolls by the sea or a bite to eat in one of the Forest’s glorious pubs & restaurants.
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Lyndhurst is often referred to as the ‘capital’ of the New Forest. The Court of Verderers has been held here since medieval times – making it the longest-running court in the country – controlling the number of ponies which can graze in the Forest.
Right beside the Tour stop is the New Forest Visitor Centre (free entry) – with museum, gallery, information centre, and shop – a good place to plan your New Forest adventure.
Hire bikes from The Woods Cyclery
Brockenhurst sits right in the heart of the Forest, so it’s a great place to hop off the Tour to hire a bike and try out one of the many off-road cycle routes into the Forest.
Cyclexperience operate cycle hire and are based by the rail station (across the footbridge from the New Forest Tour stop).
The historic market town of Lymington, with its charming cobbled streets and old buildings, is a great place for a spot of shopping or a meal out. Its location at the mouth of the Lymington River has resulted in a colourful history of smuggling, shipbuilding, and sailing. Watch fishing boats and yachts coming and going from the Quay.
Great for A day out
The Explorer ticket is valid on most of Go Ahead’s services in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Great for Multi operator travel
Valid on most bus services in South Hampshire, including Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester; the Solent Go ticket is great for days out by bus.
Only valid on Bluestar's route 6 between Southampton city centre and Ashurst.